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April 18, 2014
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Candlelight vigil supports the homeless


MILFORD, PA — Pike County Hands of Hope (PCHOH) will join with organizations and spiritual communities around the United States in commemorating “National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day” with a short candlelight vigil on the lawn area of the Milford Courthouse on Saturday, December 21 at 6 p.m. Prayer will be offered for all who live or who died homeless in Pike County. All are welcome.

Each December, in cities across the country, candlelight vigils have been held as symbols of the light that everyday citizens can bring to homeless persons, and let them know that there are people who care, people who want to help brighten their path to a better future.

For 23 years, the National Homeless Peoples Memorial Candlelight Vigil has honored the memories of the families and friends who never made it off the streets—the people who died alone and anonymously due to exposure to the elements, dehydration and illness, without ever knowing there were people who cared.